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FCC Grants Waiver to Hawaii Department of Hawaiian Homelands

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The FCC released a Memorandum Opinion and Order granting the waiver request filed by the Hawaii Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL), allowing DHHL to apply as an eligible entity in the Rural Tribal Priority Window for EBS. 

The FCC’s original decision last summer allowed certain Tribal entities and Alaska Native Villages to apply in the window.   However, even though there are officially designated Hawaiian Home Lands, there are no Federally recognized Hawaiian Tribal Entities.   By this decision, the FCC declared that DHHL is eligible to apply for licenses for those Hawaiian Home Lands.

FCC Memorandum Opinion and Order